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Which came first

The chicken or the egg? I don’t really know the answer to this, but I’d like to think it was the egg. Mainly because this is one of my favorite foods, after french fries of course. I can eat eggs for breakfast, for dinner, green, poached, scrambled, in any way at any time. My favorite, by far, is Eggs Benedict. Preferably with a mimosa, a side of hast browns, and at noon on a Sunday in the city with my best girl Rebecca. Can I have this every Sunday please?

If it is not for brunch, or even breakfast for that matter, this is my favorite way to prepare my eggs for dinner. I like to start with a bed of lettuce. The I fry up some onions and red peppers, or whatever vegetable I have on me with some basil and oregano. Then, fry up one egg, and throw it on top of the lettuce and sauteed veggies. This is a great gluten free and healthier alternative to having an egg over a piece of bread. Mopping up my yolk with lettuce may sound strange, but it is one of the best things ever. Trust me on this one!

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Tomato Sauce Poached Eggs

Poached eggs are a very tricky dish to make. The only person I personally know who can poach the best eggs is, of course, my father. If I’m not in a restaurant, at my parents house is the only place I can get an amazing poached egg with the perfect drippy yolk.

When I saw this recipe on Shoplifting in a Ghost Town I lost it. Finally! A way that even I, the worst egg poacher, can make my favorite egg! As Chloe states in her post, tomato sauce is much more forgiving then the classic water and vinegar cooking method. I took the idea here and ran with it creating my own dish that I was so happy with and that I ate in the matter of seconds, seriously. This is one of my most favorite things I have ever made!

Tomato Sauce Poached Eggs
Prep time: An hour (mostly due to the rice cooking time)
Cook time: An hour (again, due to the rice)

1 cup of rice
2 eggs
1 15 oz can of diced tomatoe
1 15 oz can of plain tomato sauce
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of dried oregano
1 tablespoon of dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste

Whatever kind of rice you use, cook it to your preference and with your method. I (almost always) use brown basmati rice which takes 40 minutes to cook. While your rice is cooking make your tomato sauce. Over a medium low heat, put in your minced garlic and cook a bit. When this is good add in your diced tomatoes, plain tomato sauce, oregano, basil, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then bring to a low heat to simmer until you are ready to cook your eggs. When you are ready to put your eggs in bring your sauce back up to a medium heat and crack your eggs in to the sauce. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, take off the heat, uncover and let your eggs and sauce stand for 3 minutes. Over your rice spoon out your eggs with a ladle and then cover in your sauce. Sprinkle with some more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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This is a favorites photo.
My favorite meal: breakfast.
My favorite type of egg: fried. (or poached, I love eggs too much to choose!)
My favorite cheese: pepperjack.
My favorite tea: green tea with mint.

What are your favorites?

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Brinner

Breakfast at night time has always been one of my favorite things. I’m not talking a bowl of cereal or some toast. I’m talking eggs. Savory eggs with lots of flavor and whatever I feel like thrown in to it. Tonight I made my first attempt at baked eggs. I will have to be revisiting this recipe because my egg was way too overcooked for my liking. I like a runny yolk and this just did not meet my high standards for eggs. Minus the egg portion of this, I put in shrimp, sautéed onions, and sprinkled it with parmesan cheese to serve.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? How do you feel about breakfast at dinner time?

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Mashed “Potatoes”

Breakfast this morning was a quick and simple. I was working form home again (yes, more snow) but I had a handful of things that neeeded to be tended to. My favorite thing on a cold, snowy morning is a cup of half coffee and half hot chocolate. I usually like to do this with espresso, but all that I had around the house was coffee. If only I had an espresso machine! Wouldn’t that be amazing? With my half and half I had a piece of Udi’s toast, and a banana that I dipped in my favorite peant butter, Better’n Butter. Better’n Peanut Butter has a lot less fat and calories then regular peanut butter. I got in to this peanut butter when I was doing Weight Watchers back in college, and now I’m just hooked! I think it tastes ten times better then regular peanut butter too.

For lunch I made mashed “potatoes”. Sometimes, all that I really want is a huge bowl of warm vegetables. Some days I think I could be a vegetarian, but then my craving for chicken or steak kicks in. One of my favorite vegetables is cauliflower. It’s light and tasty and you can add any flavorings to it and it will be perfect. This is another staple of mine that I got in to in college while on Weight Watchers. When I really wanted mashed potatoes, I would make this dish. It was a little trick I liked to play on myself, and I was always more then satisfied with it. I could eat heaps and mounds of this!

Mashed “Potatoes”

1 whole head of cauliflower
1/2 a cup of margarine or butter
1 tablespoon of dill
Salt to taste

Cut up head of cauliflower and boil in a large pot of water until the cauliflower is cooked enough to mash up.  Drain the water. Mash cauliflower with a fork or a potato masher. Stir in margarine till melted, then your dill and your salt.

Quick, simple, and delicious!

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Double Jeopardy

Letting food go to waste is one of my pet peeves. Use it all! Put it in anything! When I see that my fruit or vegetables are going bad, I use them as soon as I can. This is the point where I know that a simple plate of roasted vegetables can go a long way.

Last night I cut up sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. I threw them in the oven with some oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary on them and baked them up. And done! I was full in an instant and still had some vegetables left over.

When I woke up this morning I worked out and then instantly wanted a huge hearty breakfast. Scrambled egg whites with the left over veggies worked in was exactly what the doctor ordered. Now I’m ready to face the day!

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Breakfast in bed

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